39% of adults in the UK do not meet physical activity recommendations* That’s a shocking statistic. 39% (or up to 46% in some areas) of people don’t do 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two days a week. It’s this sedentary behaviour that The World Health Organization… Read more »
This is a Safety Recall Notice regarding steerer tube collars on select Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bicycles (model list below). They were sold between Autumn 2016 and 2018. The steerer tube collar may be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking which may result in a sudden loss of steering control. Please stop riding immediately… Read more »
Inner tube Recycling Have you got any old inner tubes lurking around your garage or shed? Hand them in to any of our stores and we’ll send them off to Cycle of Good. Where can I recycle my inner tubes? At any of our shops! So that’s Edinburgh (Bruntsfield and Canonmills), Aberdeen, Newcastle or Leeds! When… Read more »
📮 Christmas Orders 📮 If you’re planning to do any Christmas shopping with us, place your order by Tuesday 18 December for bikes (for delivery), Wednesday 19 December for accessories, clothing and bikes (click and collect). If you’re outside of the UK or ordering something that isn’t currently in stock, you should get your order in ASAP… Read more »
In the US, since the middle of the 20th Century, the end of November (Thanksgiving) has marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Thousands of people flocked to city centres to view the parades, and pick up a few gifts while they were there. Sixty or so years on, it’s morphed into a bit… Read more »
Whether you’re considering a fabulous Frog for your little one or a cheeky Cervélo for the big yin, £10 will reserve any bike we have in stock for Christmas.
We are proud to have provided eight hybrid Specialized Sirrus bikes to the residents of the Social Bite village in Granton. The village, run in conjunction with Cyrenians, supports people who have experienced homelessness. Along with providing accommodation, residents receive extensive support to get their life back on track. As well as providing bike servicing, we fitted… Read more »
Local Bike Shop Day is a nationwide initiative to encourage people to use their local bike shop…But why should you support your local bike shop (apart from the discount highlighted above of course!)? There are plenty of online only or big chain bike retailers with big discounts, special offers and fancy adverts. However, shopping at… Read more »
Once a year, we have our AGM (and this year, it’s on Monday 15 October). This is a very important event as it is the event in where all members (including those in Leeds, Newcastle and Aberdeen) get together in Edinburgh. Since we’re a workers’ cooperative, the AGM is also a time when each of… Read more »
Edinburgh Bicycle Coop keep a selection of demo bikes specifically for our customers to try out – and not just for the usual test ride around the block. You can arrange to hire a demo bike and take it out for the whole day (or the weekend) in its natural habitat, on road or off.
Being bike lovers ourselves, we want to see more people out there on their bikes. Whether it’s on weekend fun, fitness or on their daily commute… which is why we’re supporting Cycle to Work Day on 15 August 2018. A campaign started in 2012, Wednesday 15 August 2018, is an annual celebration of cycling and the… Read more »
Ben Smith, a friend of the co-op who went cycling in the Lake District, has kept a diary for us to see what he got up to. This is his second instalment when he faced Helvellyn. Read Part One if you want to know how he got on with Skiddaw. If you think you’d like… Read more »
Love Food: Hate Food Waste We all know that food waste is bad. It’s not good for the environment, consumers, producers or retailers. That’s why we’re supporting this campaign by Food Sharing Edinburgh. It’s a simple concept – some might say it’s as easy as riding a bike! They want to purchase two electric cargo… Read more »
When Ben Smith, friend of the co-op went cycling in the Lake District, he was kind enough to keep a diary for us to see how he got on. In this first instalment he’s tackling Skiddaw and for the second, Helvellyn. Before you read on, if you think you’d like to take on a Lake… Read more »
The Hebridean Way: add it to your cycling bucket list Since it’s Bike Week this week we have been thinking about epic cycle routes that everyone should go on. And if you’re thinking of taking on a cycling adventure, the Hebridean Way has got to be considered! It could be a solo expedition, a romantic break or… Read more »